Here we take you through the top 10 knockouts of all time. Boxing has a rich history filled with unforgettable knockout moments. It’s difficult to determine the absolute best knockouts in boxing, as opinions on this matter can vary widely. Not to mention the fact that boxing shows are happening every week globally. This means we could be days away from the next best knockout in history at any given moment. That being said, here are some of the most famous and iconic knockout victories in boxing history:
10. Sergio Martinez vs. Paul Williams II (2010)
Sergio Martinez’s one-punch knockout of Paul Williams in their rematch is often cited as one of the most spectacular and unexpected knockouts in recent years.
9. Roy Jones Jr vs Antonio Tarver (2004)
Antonio Tarver clinically dispatches the legend Roy Jones Jr in the second bout of their trilogy back in 2004. What a left hand.
8. Julian Jackson vs. Herol Graham (1990)
Julian Jackson’s knockout of Herol Graham with a single right hand is often considered one of the most brutal one-punch knockouts in history.
7. Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao IV (2012)
Marquez’s one-punch knockout of Pacquiao in their fourth fight is one of the most dramatic knockout finishes in recent years.
6. Thomas Hearns vs. Roberto Durán (1984)
Thomas Hearns’s knockout of the legendary Roberto Durán showcased the power and skill of “The Hitman.”
5. Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton (2009)
Pacquiao’s devastating left hook knockout of Ricky Hatton was a stunning and unforgettable moment in the career of the Filipino legend.
4. George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer (1994)
George Foreman, at 45 years old, knocked out Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
3. Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling (1938)
Joe Louis’s knockout of Max Schmeling in their rematch became a symbol of American pride and anti-Nazi sentiment during World War II.
2. Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston (1965)
Ali’s “Phantom Punch” knockout of Sonny Liston in their rematch is one of the most controversial and talked-about knockouts in the sport’s history.
1. Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks (1988)
Mike Tyson’s quick and devastating knockout of Michael Spinks in just 91 seconds is often cited as one of the most remarkable moments in boxing history.
These are just a few examples, and there are many more remarkable knockouts throughout the history of boxing. The best knockout is often a matter of personal preference and can depend on various factors, including the significance of the fight, the skill of the boxers involved, and the dramatic nature of the knockout itself. What’s your favourite knockout of all time? What’s your favourite knockout in this list?